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No. 3 ISU Wrestlers Whip Oregon State 29-6

CORVALLIS, Ore. – No. 3 Iowa State got started early and didn’t look back en route to a 29-6 wrestling win over Oregon State Sunday in Gill Coliseum.  The Beavers could not match the bonus points scored by the Cyclone wrestlers and the outcome reflected that fact.  The Cyclones improve to 12-1 all-time against Oregon State. The ISU squad sits at 9-2 in duals this season. Oregon State drops to 4-6.

“We wrestled pretty well,” ISU head coach Cael Sanderson said.  “Oregon State is making good progress.  They are a well-coached team.  We’re making progress in inches right now and that is our focus.  We are going to keep plugging away.”
Iowa State’s Jake Varner (197) continued his pinning ways this season, recording a fall over OSU’s Chad Hanke in 4:42.  Varner tallied four takedowns before sticking his opponent.  Varner is currently the No. 1-ranked wrestler in the nation at his weight with an 18-1 season mark. Varner’s career mark stands at 78-9 and the fall was the 30th pin of his career.
Before the intermission, Cyler Sanderson, a returning All-American at 157 pounds, demonstrated offensive prowess by scoring a technical fall over Beaver 157-pounder Cody Weishoff.  Sanderson took a 12-1 lead into the third period and added two more takedowns to finish the match in 6:38 with a score of 17-2.
At 165 pounds, ISU’s redshirt sophomore Jon Reader had a familiar foe in OSU’s Keegan Davis.  Reader beat the OSU wrestler in a match at the Midlands Championships, 4-0.  Reader was victories once again in the rematch, 9-7. Jerome Ward, the Cyclone 184-pounder, also had a repeat Beaver matchup from the Midlands.  Ward decisioned OSU’s Brice Arand 5-2 in Corvallis Sunday to improve to 2-0 against the Oregon Stater this season after a 2-1 (TB1) win for Ward at the Midlands Championships.
At the beginning of the dual, Iowa State 125-pounder Tyler Clark got all he could handle from Oregon State senior Jake Gonzales.  Clark needed overtime to finish off Gonzales by way of decision, 3-1 (SV1).
Nick Fanthorpe (133) and Nick Gallick (141) were both able to win by decision for ISU.  Fanthorpe won 7-2 against OSU’s Kelly Kubec while Gallick edged Beaver 141-pounder Garrett Drucker, 4-1. Cyclone heavyweight David Zabriskie ended the dual victory for the Cyclone squad by edging Oregon State’s Clayton Jack, 7-6.
Iowa State returns home to take on No. 10/11 Oklahoma Friday at 7 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum.  The Cyclones then play host to No. 13/14 Oklahoma State Sunday at 1 p.m.

IOWA STATE 29, OREGON STATE 6

125 – Tyler Clark (ISU) dec. Jake Gonzales (OSU), 3-1 (SV1)
133 – Nick Fanthorpe (ISU) dec. Kelly Kubec (OSU), 7-2
141 – Nick Gallick (ISU) dec. Garrett Drucker (OSU), 4-1
149 – Heinrich Barnes (OS) dec. Mitch Mueller (ISU), 6-5
157 – Cyler Sanderson (ISU) tech. fall Cody Weishoff (OSU), 17-2 (6:38)
165 – Jon Reader (ISU) dec. Keegan Davis (OSU), 9-7
174 – Kyle Bressler (OSU) dec. Andrew Sorenson (ISU), 2-1 (TB1)
184 – Jerome Ward (ISU) dec. Brice Arand (OSU), 5-3
197 – Jake Varner (ISU) pinned Chad Hanke (OSU), 4:42
HWT – David Zabriskie (ISU) dec. Clayton Jack (OSU), 7-6

By: Cyclones.com (Original Here)

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